Thousands of demonstrators are expected to brave Moscow's sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday to protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as he seeks a third term as president.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to weather sub-freezing temperatures Saturday to march in Russia’s capital as part of a growing protest movement against the government of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is seeking a third term in the next presidential election after being ineligible to run for a third consecutive term in 2008.
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Breaking with the past, Putin’s government has softened its stance on mass demonstrations in the wake of the country’s disputed parliamentary elections, granting authorisation for opposition leaders to stage some of the largest protests the country has seen in decades.
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